Rude quotes

  • aven, I have given up smoking again!... God! I feel fit. Homicidal, but fit. A different man. Irritable, moody, depressed, rude, nervy, perhaps; but the lungs are fine.
    -- A. P. Herbert

    #Men #Smoking #Rude

  • The doctrines of the Bible are often not clothed in the language of strict truth, but in that which was fittest to convey to a rude and ignorant people the practical essentials of the doctrine.
    -- Albert Pike

    #People #Rude #Ignorant

  • You're free to join us, but only if you promise not to stare at the new kid." Miles laughs. "Staring is very rude. Didn't anyone ever tell you that?
    -- Alyson Noel

    #Kids #Laughing #Rude

  • I do think that maybe, even subconsciously, a lot of parents in the West are wondering, have we gone too far in the direction of coddling and protecting - you know, you see kids, sometimes that seem very rude and disrespectful. And the more important thing is they don't seem that happy.
    -- Amy Chua

    #Kids #Thinking #Rude

  • I dont ever want to do anything mediocre. I hear the music in the charts and I dont mean to be rude, but those people have no soul. Learning from music is like eating a meal - you have to pace yourself. You cant take everything from it all at once. I want to be different, definitely. Im not a one trick pony. Im at least a five-trick pony.
    -- Amy Winehouse

    #Mean #People #Rude

  • Rude interviewers are ten a penny, and politicians have long since learned how to cope.
    -- Andrew Marr

    #Long #Rude #Pennies

  • No language is rude that can boast polite writers.
    -- Aubrey Beardsley

    #Communication #Rude #Language

  • I didn't want to be treated like a 'star.' I fought it constantly, and I think I was rude.
    -- Barry Manilow

    #Stars #Thinking #Rude

  • I love Ray Mears. He's brilliant. He's so rude about me in the press, it's outrageous!
    -- Bear Grylls

    #Rude #Rays #Brilliant

  • You must know that when you 'hail' Mary, she immediately greets you! Don't think that she is one of those rude women of whom there are so many-on the contrary, she is utterly courteous and pleasant. If you greet her, she will answer you right away and converse with you!
    -- Bernardino of Siena

    #Thinking #Rude #Saint

  • Learning how to deal with people and their reactions to my life is one of the most challenging things... people staring at me, people asking rude questions, dealing with media, stuff like that.
    -- Bethany Hamilton

    #Media #People #Rude

  • Kyoya: I don't like this food. But do you think I'd be so inhuman as to complain after you treated me? That's a rude assumption.
    -- Bisco Hatori

    #Thinking #Rude #Complaining

  • I got in trouble with the police, and that was a rude awakening. That was it. I'd seen the bottom of the pit, and it was time to scrape myself out of it.
    -- Bryan Adams

    #Rude #Police #Pits

  • A polite enemy is just as difficult to discredit, as a rude friend is to protect.
    -- Bryant H. McGill

    #Rude #Enemy #Literature

  • Any time you have an individual who is very confident in their abilities to persuade, there can be a rude awakening under cross-examination.
    -- Catherine Crier

    #Rude #Examination #Awakening

  • Economics is like gravity: Ignore it and you will be in for some rude surprises.
    -- Charles Wheelan

    #Rude #Surprise #Economics

  • The future looks like gasoline. . . . crude oil . . . is the future before it has been refined. It is like a dream of the future, really, and like any dream it ends with a rude awakening.
    -- Chris Cleave

    #Dream #Oil #Rude

  • If people say something rude or off-color, you have to take it with a grain of salt, because they don't know you.
    -- Chris Daughtry

    #Color #People #Rude

  • For me any moment in front of a crowd is embarrassing, because I can't stand being in front of people. I'm probably one of the worst public speakers. I try to avoid it, but there are times when it's just too rude not to do it. But there really isn't a moment that's not embarrassing for me if I'm going to stand up in front of a crowd.
    -- Christian Bale

    #People #Rude #Trying

  • Well I don't want to talk about myself, that's so rude and egotistical.
    -- Christine Lavin

    #Rude #Want #Egotistical

  • Inconsiderate, rude behavior drives me nuts. And I guess the inconsiderate rudeness of social ineptitude definitely fuels my work.
    -- Cindy Sherman

    #Nuts #Rude #Fuel

  • I don't think I'm really a rude person, but now I see myself on television, I think, 'Oh, God, that is a bit strong.' And I wonder if I've always been like that and I haven't been aware of it.
    -- Clive Anderson

    #Strong #Thinking #Rude

  • Whoever called snooker "chess with balls" was rude, but right.
    -- Clive James

    #Sports #Rude #Balls

  • Courtesy is fine and heaven knows we need more and more of it in a rude and frenetic world, but mechanized courtesy is as pallid as Pablum ... in fact, it isn't even courtesy.
    -- Cornelia Otis Skinner

    #Rude #Heaven #Needs

  • Everything I think of now is too rude to actually say.
    -- Craig Ferguson

    #Funny #Thinking #Rude

  • I choose not to believe in any gods as an act of charity,” Marcus said. “Charity toward whom?” “Toward the gods. Seems rude to think they couldn’t make a world better than this,
    -- Daniel Abraham

    #Believe #Thinking #Rude

  • There is a time for politeness and there is a time when you are obliged to be rude,
    -- Daniel Dennett

    #Rude #Politeness

  • Hateful, blasphemous, prejudiced, vulgar, rude, or ignorant remarks are the music of a free society, and the relentless patter of idiots is how we know we're in one. When all the words in our public conversation are fair, good, and true, it's time to make a run for the fence.
    -- Daniel Gilbert

    #Running #Rude #Ignorant

  • He lacked tenderness; he was rude; and he had more than a streak of cruelty in him; he was a thief and a liar. He stood for everything she feared and hated and despised; but she knew she could love him... This was no choice made with the mind.
    -- Daphne du Maurier

    #Liars #Choices #Rude

  • You haven't yet seen me be rude. When I am it's unmistakable. - Michelle Maxwell.
    -- David Baldacci

    #Rude #Maxwell

  • Comfort has its place, but it seems rude to visit another country dressed as if you’ve come to mow its lawns.
    -- David Sedaris

    #Country #Rude #Comfort

  • I was raised not to be rude, but I also try to get the best work out of people.
    -- Dick Wolf

    #Work #People #Rude

  • Twitter's a funny one, I mean, it's good in some respects but I can't stand it in other respects. You know there are too many opinions, people get opinions mixed up and people get being rude mixed up with that's my opinion.
    -- Dionne Bromfield

    #Mean #People #Rude

  • Perhaps it's rude to notice when a wizard does something strange.
    -- Donita K. Paul

    #Rude #Doe #Wizards

  • What’s wrong? Has Francis been rude? Then you must try to overlook it. I know you wouldn’t think so, but he is thoroughly upset by Tom Erskine’s death; and when Francis is troubled he doesn’t show it, he just goes and makes life wretched for somebody.
    -- Dorothy Dunnett

    #Thinking #Rude #Upset

  • We decided that the French could never write user-friendly software because they're so rude.
    -- Douglas Coupland

    #Writing #Rude #Friendly

  • Alas, by what rude fate Our lives, like ships at sea, an instant meet, Then part forever on their courses fleet.
    -- Edmund Clarence Stedman

    #Fate #Sea #Rude

  • Please don't think me negligent or rude. I am both, in effect, of course, but please don't think me either.
    -- Edna St. Vincent Millay

    #Thinking #Rude #Manners

  • With my somewhat vague aspiring mind, to be imprisoned in the rude details of a most material life was often irksome.
    -- Edward Carpenter

    #Rude #Mind #Details

  • How rude would I be, walking around and saying: 'Hello. I'm Eleanor Mondale. My father was vice president of the United States. Treat me differently.
    -- Eleanor Mondale

    #Father #Rude #President

  • When in company with literary women, make no allusions to 'learned ladies,' or 'blue stockings,' or express surprise that they should have any knowledge of housewifery, or needle-work, or dress; or that they are able to talk on 'common things.' It is rude and foolish and shows that you really know nothing about them, either as a class or as individuals.
    -- Eliza Leslie

    #Class #Blue #Rude

  • ... life is moral responsibility. Life is several other things, we do not deny. It is beauty, it is joy, it is tragedy, it is comedy, it is psychical and physical pleasure, it is the interplay of a thousand rude or delicate motions and emotions, it is the grimmest and the merriest motley of phantasmagoria that could appeal to the gravest or the maddest brush ever put to palette; but it is steadily and sturdily and always moral responsibility.
    -- Elizabeth Stuart Phelps Ward

    #Responsibility #Rude #Joy

  • New York's such a wonderful city. Although I was at the library today. The guy was very rude. I said, "I'd like a card." He says, "You have to prove you're a citizen of New York." So I stabbed him.
    -- Emo Philips

    #New York #Cities #Rude

  • Humanitarianism is rude.
    -- Fernando Pessoa

    #Rude #Humanitarianism

  • Here society is reduced to its original elements, the whole fabric of art and conventionality is struck rudely to pieces, and men find themselves suddenly brought back to the wants and resources of their original natures.
    -- Francis Parkman

    #Art #Men #Rude

  • I still can't understand how Cecil and my old tutor, Fitz, got along so well, when we often called Fitz 'the Genius' and avoided calling Cecil anything at all, so as not to be rude.
    -- Franny Billingsley

    #Rude #Genius #Calling

  • Personally, it’s rude. You got three kids with the lady, she just did 17 years for you and you’re not gonna leave your...whatever!
    -- Gabourey Sidibe

    #Kids #Years #Rude

  • She poked him in the center of his chest with two fingers to punctuate her words. “You are an unfeeling”—poke —“traitorous”—poke—“mistrusting”—poke—“rude”—poke —“booby!” Every poke turned him mortal, but Lord Maccon didn’t seem to mind it in the least. Instead he grabbed the hand that poked him and brought it to his lips. “You put it very well, my love.
    -- Gail Carriger

    #Hands #Two #Rude

  • Who or what are you? Besides insufferably rude?
    -- Garth Nix


  • Cease, rude Boreas, blustering railer! List, ye landsmen all, to me; Messmates, hear a brother sailor Sing the dangers of the sea.
    -- George Alex Stevens

    #Brother #Sea #Rude

  • It seems no more than right that men should seize time by the forelock, for the rude old fellow, sooner or later, pulls all their hair out.
    -- George D. Prentice

    #Men #Hair #Rude

  • In New York -- whose subway trains in particular have been ''tattooed'' with an energy to put our own rude practitioners to shame -- not an inch of free space is spared except that of advertisements . Even the most chronically dispossessed appear prepared to endorse the legitimacy of the ''haves.
    -- Gilbert Adair

    #New York #Space #Rude

  • Journalists are accused of being lapdogs when they don't ask the hard questions, but then accused of being rude when they do. Good thing we have tough hides.
    -- Gwen Ifill

    #Rude #Tough #Good Things

  • Whenever feasible, one should always try to eat the rude.
    -- Hannibal

    #Rude #Trying #Should

  • There are certain fixed rules that one observes for one's own comfort. For instance, never be flippantly rude to any inoffensive grey-bearded stranger that you may meet in pine forests or hotel smoking-rooms on the Continent. It always turns out to be the King of Sweden.
    -- Hector Hugh Munro

    #Kings #Smoking #Rude

  • I used to store my anger and it affected my play. Now I get it out. I'm never rude to my playing partner. I'm very focused on the ball. Then it's over.
    -- Helen Alfredsson

    #Play #Rude #Balls

  • I don't think there are any rude questions.
    -- Helen Thomas

    #Thinking #Rude

  • Goodness, Time's rude hand defies, And winter lives when beauty dies.
    -- Henry Kirke White

    #Winter #Hands #Rude

  • The mind of the scholar, if you would have it large and liberal, should come in contact with other minds. It is better that his armor should be somewhat bruised by rude encounters even, than hang forever rusting on the wall.
    -- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

    #Wall #Knowledge #Rude

  • He died in the middle of our conversation. How rude...
    -- Hiromu Arakawa

    #Rude #Middle #Conversation

  • As in the fine arts, the progress of mankind from barbarism to civilisation is marked by a gradual succession of triumphs over the rude materialities of nature, so in the art of cookery is the progress gradual from the earliest and simplest modes, to those of the most complicated and refined.
    -- Isabella Beeton

    #Art #Rude #Cooking

  • You ought not to be rude to an eagle, when you are only the size of a hobbit, and are up in hid eyrie at night!
    -- J. R. R. Tolkien

    #Night #Eagles #Rude

  • The Buddha’s dharma didn’t teach peace and relaxation; it taught awakening—often rude awakening.
    -- Jay Michaelson

    #Rude #Relaxation #Awakening

  • When did the cell phone become a license to be rude? And why must I be subjected to your personal conversations?
    -- Jen Lancaster

    #Phones #Cells #Rude

  • I'm the most un-diva-ish person you'll meet. I'm never rude to people and I am always on time.
    -- Jessie J

    #People #Rude #Persons

  • As a human being, you know that there are some days when you'd rather not talk to anybody - but I can't really do that anymore without appearing rude.
    -- Jim Parsons

    #Rude #Humans

  • I didn't plan to be the rude middle-class comedian. You write a certain type of joke that you find funny, and mine happen to be often rude. Yes, it's juvenile, but that's me.
    -- Jimmy Carr

    #Writing #Class #Rude

  • There's plenty of rude stuff online. People say things online that they would be ashamed to say face to face. If people could treat others as though they were speaking face to face, that would be huge.
    -- Jimmy Wales

    #People #Rude #Would Be

  • No one I know is actually so rude as to tell me I've become duller since having children. But I'm sure they think it.
    -- Jo Brand

    #Children #Thinking #Rude

  • To make the cunning artless, tame the rude, subdue the haughty, shake the undaunted soul; yea, put a bridle in the lion's mouth, and lead him forth as a domestic cur,--these are the triumphs of all-powerful beauty.
    -- Joanna Baillie

    #Beauty #Powerful #Rude

  • When you go through enough dark places, you don't complain about little things. You don't lose your joy because you got stuck in traffic; you don't get offended because a coworker was rude to you. You've been through too much to let that sour you.
    -- Joel Osteen

    #Inspirational #Dark #Rude

  • When someone is rude, keep a smile on your face. when you stay on the high road...
    -- Joel Osteen

    #Inspiration #Rude #Faces

  • Good native Taste, tho' rude, is seldom wrong, Be it in music, painting, or in song: But this, as well as other faculties, Improves with age and ripens by degrees.
    -- John Armstrong

    #Song #Rude #Age

  • I sometimes go back to walk through the ghostly remains of Sutton Place where the rude, new buildings stand squarely in one another's river views.
    -- John Cheever

    #Views #Rivers #Rude

  • Crowded places, I shunned them as noises too rude / And flew to the silence of sweet solitude.
    -- John Clare

    #Sweet #Silence #Rude

  • There cannot be greater rudeness than to interrupt another in the current of his discourse.
    -- John Locke

    #Communication #Rude #Currents

  • It's volatile, the marriage. Which one isn't? Nothing better than a good, full-on row. Get it all out. Say rude and nasty things. And then be sorry. Genuinely sorry, afterwards.
    -- John Lydon

    #Sorry #Rude #Nasty

  • The citizen's job is to be rude - to pierce the comfort of professional intercourse by boorish expressions of doubt.
    -- John Ralston Saul

    #Jobs #Expression #Rude

  • Better the rudest work that tells a story or records a fact, than the richest without meaning.
    -- John Ruskin

    #Rude #Stories #Records

  • Courage, so far as it is a sign of race, is peculiarly the mark of a gentleman or a lady; but it becomes vulgar if rude or insensitive, while timidity is not vulgar, if it be a characteristic of race or fineness of make. A fawn is not vulgar in being timid, nor a crocodile "gentle" because courageous.
    -- John Ruskin

    #Courage #Race #Rude

  • The mythical America?that marvellous, heroic, sentimental landwas an object of faith. It challenged you to make the believer's leap over the rude facts at your feet.
    -- Jonathan Raban

    #Feet #America #Rude

  • Nowadays, we never allow ourselves the convenience of being temporarily unavailable, even to strangers. With telephone and beeper, people subject themselves to being instantly accessible to everyone at all times, and it is the person who refuses to be on call, rather than the importunate caller, who is considered rude.
    -- Judith Martin

    #People #Rude #Telephones

  • We are all born rude. No infant has ever appeared yet with the grace to understand how inconsiderate it is to disturb others in the middle of the night.
    -- Judith Martin

    #Night #Rude #Grace

  • Could he be naked beneath his breeches? They seemed molded to him, outlining the powerful lines of his thighs and the swell just above— Oh, God. She closed her eyes. She’d been looking at his—Not only was it rude, but it had sent an amazing tingle through her, almost as if she’d touched it. “Fiona, if you ever look at me like that again, I will not be held responsible for what I do.” Jack was so close that she could feel his breath on her temple. “Do you understand?
    -- Karen Hawkins

    #Powerful #Eye #Rude

  • People are very nice to me, even though I'm known for saying rude things.
    -- Karl Lagerfeld

    #Nice #People #Rude

  • It is the old experience that a rude instrument in the hand of a master craftsman will achieve more than the finest tool wielded by the uninspired journeyman.
    -- Karl Pearson

    #Hands #Achievement #Rude

  • Mystical state, madness, how it frightens people. How utterly crazy they become, remote, rude, peculiar, cruel, taunting, farouche as wild beasts who have smelled danger, the unthinkable.
    -- Kate Millett

    #Crazy #People #Rude

  • I get really saucy after a few drinks. Sexy rude, not obnoxious rude.
    -- Katie Price

    #Sexy #Rude #Drink

  • I hate rude behavior in a man,' he explained in his quiet, unassuming drawl. 'I won't tolerate it.' He politely tipped his hat, and rode away.
    -- Larry McMurtry

    #Hate #Men #Rude

  • No 'Good evening, Jean-Claude, how are you doing?' Just down to business. How terribly rude,ma petite ." - Jean-Claude
    -- Laurell K. Hamilton

    #Rude #Evening #Good Evening

  • There is a guilty pleasure in being rude and knowing that it's acting rather than you. But you get the same release as if you were being rude in life.
    -- Laurence Fox

    #Knowing #Rude #Acting

  • I have a rude thought every three seconds!
    -- Lee Ryan

    #Rude #Three

  • Five o'clock tea" is a phrase our "rude forefathers," even of the last generation, would scarcely have understood, so completelyis it a thing of to-day; and yet, so rapid is the March of the Mind, it has already risen into a national institution, and rivals, in its universal application to all ranks and ages, and as a specific for "all the ills that flesh is heir to," the glorious Magna Charta.
    -- Lewis Carroll

    #Rude #Mind #Tea

  • Does he behave in rude or improper ways?" "He's a Bowman. We don't know any better.
    -- Lisa Kleypas

    #Rude #Doe #Way

  • Likewise, I would never be so rude as to not interrupt a friend. How else would she know I was listening?
    -- Lisa Scottoline

    #Rude #Listening

  • I don't think you should be allowed to eat in a restaurant if you haven't waited tables at least once. It's so irritating when I see people being rude to waiters, like, it makes me want to slit their throats! Like, really? You're really this inconsiderate?
    -- Lizzy Caplan

    #Thinking #People #Rude

  • America is a model of force and freedom and moderation - with all the coarseness and rudeness of its people.
    -- Lord Byron

    #America #People #Rude

  • They handled it very badly. It was disappointing and very humiliating. John York was very rude. He never consulted with me over what he said to the press.
    -- Louise Jameson

    #Rude #Disappointing #Said

  • I don't want to be rude to the afflicted but Uncle Eddie is bald in a way which is the baldest I have ever seen.
    -- Louise Rennison

    #Uncles #Rude #Want

  • In New York - whose subway trains in particular have been "tattooed" with an energy to put our own rude practitioners to shame - not an inch of free space is spared except that of advertisements.
    -- Lyman Abbott

    #New York #Space #Rude